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Spend 15 days exploring the most enchanting country in one of our escorted tours of Turkey. You will begin in beautiful Istanbul before traveling south towards the Mediterranean coast to Fethiye island. Explore Gallipoli, Pergamum, Ephesus and Pamukkale. You will also visit the deserted Greek village of Kayakoy and see the famous landscape of Cappadocia before you head back to Istanbul.
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Day 1 Friday: Arrival Istanbul

Your English-speaking driver will meet and assist you at Istanbul Airport and then escort you to your hotel. Check in to your room and enjoy the afternoon free to explore Istanbul. Overnight in Istanbul.

Day 2 Sunday: Istanbul Old City

After breakfast at your hotel, you will be picked up to enjoy the exotic city that spans both Europe and Asia. Visit the Blue Mosque, the Hagia Sofia, Topkapi Palace and the Hippodrome.Then back to your hotel and overnight in Istanbul.
Meals: Breakfast

Day 3 Monday: Gallipoli Battlefields

After breakfast at your hotel, you will be picked up to visit the WWI battlefields of Gallipoli including Lone Pine and Chunuk Bair Memorials, Anzac Cove, The Nek, Johnston's Jolly, and the original trenches and tunnels. Check into your hotel and have dinner and overnight in Canakkale.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 4 Tuesday: Troy, Acropolis of Pergamum

After breakfast at your hotel, you will be picked up to visit the ruins of Troy, followed by a tour of the magnificent acropolis of Pergamum. Its impressive temples and library made it a renowned cultural and political centre in its time. Check into your hotel, dinner and overnight in Kusadasi.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 5 Wednesday: Ephesus, Kusadasi

After breakfast at your hotel, you will be picked up for a guided tour of Ephesus and the Temple of Artemis. These fantastic ruins are certain to impress as one of the best-preserved ancient cities in the region. Continue on to the house of the Virgin Mary, where she is thought to have lived out her life after Jesus Christ’s death. End the day with a demonstration of the carpet weaving techniques of Turkey. Return to your hotel for dinner and overnight in kusadasi.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 6 Thursday: Pamukkale, Hierapolis

After breakfast at your hotel, you will be picked up to enjoy a display of locally handcrafted leather goods before heading to the the magnificent white calcium terraces, known as the Travertines, in Pamukkale. You will also visit the ancient city of Hierapolis.Take a dip, amongst ancient columns in the hot springs that were used in Roman times for their therapeutic powers. Check in your hotel, dinner and overnight in Pamukkale.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 7 Friday: Aphrodisias, Fethiye

After breakfast at your hotel, drive south towards the Mediterranean coast. Along the way you will visit the ancient site of Aphrodisias. Check into your hotel to have dinner and spend the night in Fethiye.
Meals: Breakfast 

Day 8 Saturday: Fethiye

You will have the option to relax on a day cruise around the 12 Islands of Fethiye or experience one of Turkey’s highlights in an optional day tour to Saklikent Gorge, Turkey’s longest and deepest canyon. Return to your hotel in the evening and overnight in Fethiye.
Meals: Breakfast

Day 9 Sunday: Kayakoy, Antalya

Take the morning to relax before leaving in the late afternoon for the resort town of Antalya. On the way, you will visit the deserted Greek village of Kayakoy. Check into your hotel and have dinner and overnight in Antalya.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 10 Monday: Perge, Aspendos

After breakfast at your hotel, you will visit the ancient ruins of Perge with its impressive stadium walls and Aspendos, known for having one of the best preserved theatres in Asia Minor. Then return to your hotel for dinner and overnight in Antalya.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner 

Day 11 Tuesday: Konya, Cappadocia

After breakfast at your hotel, transfer to Cappadocia. On the way you will visit Konya and the mausoleum of Mevlana Celaleddin Rumi with its accompanying museum. Afternoon you will also stop to visit Sultanhani Caravansary, the largest in Anatolia. Check in your hotel for dinner and overnight in Cappadocia.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 12 Wednesday: Goreme, Uchisar Castle

After breakfast at your hotel, you will be picked up to enjoy the whole day in Cappadocia. Marvel at the spectacular landscape of the area at the Goreme Valley Open-air Museum. Visit Uchisar Castle and more. Return to your hotel in the evening for dinner and overnight in Cappadocia.
Optional: Traditional Turkish folklore evening.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner 

Day 13 Thursday: Ihlara Valley, Underground City

After breakfast at your hotel, we will trek through the wildly beautiful Ihlara Valley and explore the many levels of an underground city carved into the Cappadocian rock. Back to your hotel for dinner and overnight again in Cappadocia.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner 

Day 14 Friday: Ankara

In the early morning we will depart to Ankara, where you will visit Anitkabir, mausoleum of the Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, before returning to Istanbul. Check into your hotel and enjoy dinner and overnight in Istanbul.
Optional morning flight to Istanbul from Kayseri, Cappadocia
Meals: Breakfast 

Day 15 Saturday: Final Departure

After breakfast, transfer to Istanbul Ataturk Airport for final departure.
Meals: Breakfast
What's Included:
  • Meet and greet service by our English speaking driver at airport
  • All transfers by an air-conditioned coach
  • Accommodation for 3 nights in Istanbul including breakfast
  • Accommodation for 1 night in Canakkale based on half board
  • Accommodation for 2 nights in Kusadasi based on half board
  • Accommodation for 3 nights in Cappadocia based on half board
  • Accommodation for 1 night in Pamukkale based on half board
  • Accommodation for 2 nights in Antalya based on half board
  • Accommodation for 2 nights in Fethiye including breakfast
  • All sightseeing tours as mentioned above
  • Entrance fees to all sites as indicated on the itinerary
  • English-speaking tour guide during the tour
  • Meals as mentioned in the above itinerary
  • All service charges and taxes
What's Excluded:
  • International airfare
  • Turkey entry visa
  • Any optional tours
  • Personal spending
  • Tipping

Tour Schedule 2015
April                                            04th, 11th, 25th     
May 02nd, 09th, 16th, 23rd, 30th
June 06th, 13th, 20th, 27th
July 04th, 11th, 18th, 25th
August             01st, 08th, 15th, 22nd, 29th
September          05th, 12th, 19th, 26th
October         03rd, 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st

Prices per Person
Accomodation Plan
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JAN.01 / DEC.31.2015 $ 1800 $ 2550
  • Please note that single room occupancy is applied for those coming with other and prefer single occupancy.
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Best Time to Visit Turkey
Spring and autumn are the ideal times to visit Istanbul and the inland regions. The Aegean and Mediterranean coasts are typically like the Mediterranean climate with mild winters and hot summers. As you travel further east in Turkey the extremes in climate become more pronounced with very hot and dry summers reaching highs of 40°C and bitterly cold winters with heavy snowfall.
Flying to Turkey
Istanbul for comfort and quality – Turkish Airlines & Delta Airlines (Daily and Scheduled Airlines only)
Flying Time
09 hours 30 minutes direct from New York
10 hours direct from Washington
Time Difference
Standard Time = GMT+2 hours
Summer Time = GMT+3 hours
Visas
Required - obtainable an e-Visa online by your credit or debit card before you travel costs $20 or on arrival
Health Requirements
Make sure you are up-to-date on routine vaccines before every trip includes measles-mumps-rubella vaccine, diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis vaccine, varicella (chickenpox) vaccine, polio vaccine, and your yearly flu shot
Clothing
Most citizens of Turkey are Muslims, but Turkish society is secular and modern, so European dress styles prevail. For your holiday in Turkey, dress the same as you wear in your country
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